Doctor Who on Boxing Day?!

Good news, there will be Doctor Who on Boxing Day this year (2019). The (perhaps) less good news – it’s every available classic episode streamed on new service BritBox as reported on The Doctor Who Companion: EVERY SURVIVING EPISODE OF CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO COMING TO BRITBOX ON BOXING DAY. Enjoy! *** Message Ends ***

The DWC looks at Longleat and the 20th

If you want a thorough article on the twentieth anniversary of Doctor Who in 1983, including a major focus on Longleat, have a read of REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY – AT LAST, THE 1983 SHOW. Leon Hewitt is to be congratulated on a piece full of information. I learned a few things and I…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

Celestial Toyroom 494 talks second and fifth Doctors

Members of the DWAS will be getting their copies of Celestial Toyroom 494 and it’s of interest (as the mashup cover suggests) in contrasting the Second Doctor and the Fifth Doctor. There’s an interesting central idea of how one particular story from the Troughton era is echoed in one of the Davison (and the cover…

Celery, Companions and Cricket: the Fifth Doctor described?

Three things sum up the Fifth Doctor for many people: Celery, Companions and Cricket, though possibly not in that order. It’s easy, unambiguous and fits the bill. Or does it? Is there more to this Doctor than some lazy tropes? Don’t get me wrong, tropes are useful (think toothy grin, recorder playing, that coat…) but…

Considering the Fifth Doctor with the Radio Times

After the prolific and prolonged Fourth Doctor era, Peter Davison’s stint as the Fifth Doctor perhaps failed to hit the heights of previous incarnations. If you’re a modern Doctor Who fan you may not have much idea of the Fifth Doctor so why not pop over to DoctorWhoTV for a quick introduction.

Comparing the Fifth and Thirteenth Doctors

During the first series of the Thirteenth Doctor a common observation on forums and reviews was of similarities between Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. I’m not 100% convinced beyond the obvious crowded TARDIS, but others are, including Emily Asher-Perrin on the TOR.com blog: The Thirteenth Doctor Has a Lot in Common With…

Science of the Time Lords

If you can get to Leicester anytime over the weekend of 26-27 January 2019, why not pop along to the National Space Centre? Not only is it an interesting place in its own right, but (for the fifth year in a row I think) it wil be hosting a Doctor Who packed event Science of the Time…

Doctor Who back on Twitch Jan 2019

As reported on The Doctor Who Companion and elsewhere, there’s another run for Doctor Who on Twitch coming up. What’s worth calling out about their coverage is a full list of when each story will be broadcast (UK time focussed). See the details: DOCTOR WHO IS RETURNING TO TWITCH: HERE’S THE FULL JANUARY SCHEDULE. Just in time for my…